Georgia High School Water Polo Association
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- 7/22/14: Reminder -- Meeting, meeting, meeting! The league's
2014 pre-season meeting will be
held on Saturday morning, 8/2, at Greater Atlanta Christian
School at 9:00am. All teams registered for the 2014 season should make sure they are represented.
7/15/14: Did you know? The GHSWPA has changed from NCAA Rules to NFHS Rules. The change aligns the GHSWPA
more closely with high school water polo rules across the nation and with the GHSA rule set for aquatic sports, including
Swimming & Diving.
For details about the NFHS and its water polo rules, please refer to the
- 7/12/14: Need to train new table workers for the upcoming season and beyond? Please refer to the
GHSWPA Desk Training Guide, How to Keep a Score Sheet and Example Score Sheet links on the
League Rules page.
6/30/14: Atlanta Dynamo Water Polo invites all GHSWPA teams to participate in the
2014 PowerBar Cup
during the weekend of August 23rd/24th at the Dynamo Swim Center in
For full tournament details, including cost, tournament coordinator contact information, and
athlete requirements, please refer to the
- 6/27/14: The GHSWPA has released a Geography
Rule Petition form . This form is intended to
give the GHSWPA Board the information needed to determine if a player can break the instituted geography
rule for the designated season.
Players who have previously (prior to the 2014 season) played for a team outside their geographic regions are
automatically eligible to play for the same team until such time as they graduate or switch to their geographically
designated team. This form does not guarantee that a player can play for a team outside of their geographic region.
All decisions from the GHSWPA Board are final.
- 6/26/14: The GHSWPA and American Water Polo encourage all coaches and referees to review the following
concussion training tools before participating in the sport of water polo:
These tools are free and while not a requirement for league participation yet, the league encourages everyone to know
the signs of and treatments for a concussion before beginning league involvement.
- 6/26/14: The GHSWPA has released a list of updated
sponsorship options for the overall league and its title events.
If you are interested in partnering with the GHSWPA via a sponsorship agreement, please contact
the league Treasurer for additional information.
- 6/16/14: The GHSWPA and its officials are looking forward to learning from refereeing clinician, Jack Horton, at
the upcoming GHSWPA Referee Clinic on August 9th/10th at the Cumming Aquatic Center.
Mr. Horton is a retired FINA Water Polo Referee, a current water polo Referee Evaluator (USAWP, NCAA, CWPA), an NCAA rules
test question writer, and has officiated multiple USWP National Championships, State High School Championships, and NCAA
Championships. He will be helping evaluate and train GHSWPA officials, via the league's partnership with American Water Polo,
as part of the GHSWPA's ongoing effort to improve the quality of its competitions.
- 5/31/14: Registration for the
2014 K7 Atlanta Skills and Drills Clinic hosted by Atlanta Dynamo Water Polo is now open.
The clinic is an excellent chance to dramatically improve your level of play in one weekend! The 2013 event featured
an incredible staff of clinicians and sold out in a matter of weeks. The clinic is designed for high school players,
but middle school players with experience or strong swimming backgrounds are welcome.
The clinic will be held at the Cumming Aquatic Center in Cumming, GA over August 15th - 17th. Note that there is no team
registration option this year, only individual.
A current American Water Polo membership is required for
Please refer to the
online registration and information page for the full clinic schedule and additional details.
Sign up now to confirm your spot!
- 5/20/14: The GHSWPA 2014 season schedule is now available online. The season begins
August 9th, and culminates with the GHSWPA championship tournaments on October 5th and over the weekend of
- 4/4/14: Divisions for the GHSWPA 2014 season have been posted. New in 2014: 3
Boys/Co-ed Divisions and 1 Girls Division.
- 3/27/14: Final Reminder: If your team plans on participating in the GHSWPA during the fall 2014 season, the deadline for submitting your
team's deposit is April 1st. If you have an "A team", a "B team", and a Girls team, you will need $100 per team, so, $300
in this example. Contact the league Treasurer for additional information, or for a invoice/receipt
2014 fall scheduling work is already underway. If you have not already, please submit an information
sheet for your team to the league's Scheduling
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